Full Review Alienware m15 R6 –
The increasingly fierce competition in the gaming netbook segment has made manufacturers produce various interesting devices, one of which is the Alienware m15 R6.
The name Alienware is certainly no stranger to gamers because the line of gaming notebooks it produces has often been a dream a few years ago through its eccentric desain.
The presence of the Alienware m15 R6 in Indonesia also certainly needs to be warmly welcomed because now there are more and more choices that can be adjusted according to preferences. Like other Alienware notebooks, the Alienware m15 R6 comes with a powerful kitchen runway and an attractive desain.
Alienware m15 R6 ulasan
- Screen – 9/10
- Performnce – 10/10
- Baterai – 8/10
- Spesifikasis – 9/10
- Desain – 9/10
Alienware m15 R6 is a gaming netbook that has a unique futuristic desain and is equipped with a very powerful kitchen runway with RTX 3060 and Core i7-11800H dukungan to run all kinds of permainan.
- Powerful performnce for AAA games
- Screen with 240Hz refresh rate
- G-Sync already exists
- Futuristic unique design
- Comfortable keyboard for typing
- Tasteful RGB aesthetic
- Bodi is hot enough
- Screen is not HDR
- Weight and width dimensions
But the question is, is the Alienware m15 R6 able to compete with gaming notebooks on the pasar?
The Alienware m15 R6 has a unique gaya that, as the name suggests, looks like a perangkat from a foreign world. At first glance from the outside, this netbook immediately gives a premium and elokt impression through a minimalist desain without forgetting the gaming accent.
On the cover, there is an Alienware tanda that can light up and the symmetrical number 15 which is not too obvious so that the appearance will still be suitable for use in profesional environments such as meetings because it is not too flashy.
The overall bodi construction is made of plastic which feels very padu and sturdy. Even the Alienware m15 R6 has a fairly heavy weight of around 2.5 Kg even though the bodi is fairly slim. It’s not metal, but I guarantee this netbook will still perasaan premium to the touch.
The surface texture, both on the cover and on the palm rest, feels soft, almost like a doff. It’s just that it’s quite easy to look dirty when exposed to hand oil or sweat which fortunately is still easy to clean again.
Overall the bodi dimensions of the Alienware m15 R6 are fairly large which is understandable considering the specifications it carries. However, notebooks do require a lot of ruang in the bag if carried everywhere.
Regarding connectivity, the Alienware m15 R6 provides an adequate array of ports. On the right there are two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, one of which supports PowerShare 2 and on the left there is an Ethernet and 3.5mm audio jack which I think is sufficient for most people.
There’s also another array of ports smartly placed on the back including HDMI 2.1, USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, USB-A, and DC-in. That way the cable will be more organized and not interfere with the tempat next to the netbook. Meanwhile, for wireless connectivity available WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.
Interestingly, the back of this netbook is equipped with RGB lights surrounding the exhaust air vents that remind me of a sports car. In addition to the tanda and the back, RGB lights can also be found on the 4-zone AlienFX RGB keyboard.
Talking about the keyboard, I was quite surprised by the keyboard owned by the Alienware m15 R6 because it is quite comfortable to use for typing all day, unlike most gaming notebooks. The distance of each key is right and has good stability so that it provides a comfortable typing sensation for the size of a gaming netbook.
However, the touchpad tempat is relatively small for my taste. Although it can still be used for activities, using an additional mouse feels like an obligation. Therefore, I prefer to use the touchpad when the situation is forced.
Alienware m15 R6 charms with a 15.6-inch screen that is equipped with the latest dukungan including NVIDIA G-Sync, Advance Optimus, and a 240Hz refresh rate with a response time of 2ms with ComfortView Plus technology.
In addition, the resolution itself has a QHD 2560 x 1440 pixels with a brightness tingkat of up to 400 nits and a 100% DCI-P3 colour coverage so that it ensures that it can display sharp, akirate, and clear images in various conditions. It’s a shame that there’s still no HDR dukungan, but it’s still very understandable.
The combination of QHD resolution and 240Hz refresh rate provides a very maksimal balance and is bagus for today because it can display smoother animation movements, but also has better gambar quality than Full HD. The screen also does not have a colour degradation that is too significant when viewed from various angles.
The screen is also fairly bright so that it can display images clearly, even though the konten can still be seen when used under the sun. Whether playing permainan or enjoying other konten, the visual quality presented by the Alienware m15 R6 screen will certainly provide a pleasant pengalaman.
To be able to take full advantage of these screen spesifikasis, Alienware has also buried a kitchen runway that is not playing permainan in this netbook. At the center is the Intel Core i7-11800H which has 8 cores and 16 Threads with a maksimum speed of Turbo Boost up to 4.6 GHz.
Accompanied by 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM with a capacity of 32GB, surely the Alienware m15 R6 will be able to run all today’s applications smoothly without any problems. Meanwhile, a PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD with a capacity of 1TB is also embedded to ensure all data loading processes, both when booting the sistim or for short permainan. As a gaming netbook, the Alienware m15 R6 is of course also equipped with a graphics card that is no less powerful. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 8GB DDR6 is trusted for graphics processing needs in addition to the presence of Intel UHD Graphics for lighter loads.
This configuration allows the Alienware m15 R6 to have powerful performnce. In the Cinebench R23 tes, this netbook got a skor of 10,246 points for Multi Core and 1,486 for Singgel Core. While the PCMark 10 tes which simulates office activities in general gets a skor of 6,283 points.
Meanwhile, when tested by 3DMark, Alienware m15 R6 also managed to achieve a skor of 8,480 points in Time Spy model and 19,210 points in Fire Strike model. This number is quite high, which means that this netbook will be able to run today’s AAA permainan smoothly.
To prove it directly, I also tried to run some kekinian permainan. One of them is Cyberpunk 2077 which has stunning graphics. This games has also become one of the newest titles which is fairly heavy if you want to nikmat maksimum graphic quality.
Since the Alienware m15 R6 already uses an RTX 3060, I set Cyberpunk 2077 at high graphics settings, native resolution, Ray Tracing on (for Shadow off), and DLSS on Quality. As a result, this games made by CD Projekt Red can run smoothly in the kisaran of 35-45 FPS with these settings, both when exploring cities and fighting.
Next, I ran Shadow of The Tomb Raider which was to tes the Alienware m15 R6 using the in-game benchmarks available in it. Even so, this one games is no less beautiful with a variety of seting options and a relatively heavy performnce load.
With Cyberpunk 2077 running smoothly, it’s no kejutan that the Alienware m15 R6 has no masalah against Shadow of Tomb Raider at high settings even with Ray Tracing Ultra. With an average kisaran of 70-80 FPS, of course the gaming pengalaman you get will be maksimal.
In the last tes, I also tried Konter Strike Global Offensive as a representative of the esports segment. For this one games, Alienware m15 R6 can run it in the kisaran of 220-300 FPS on Media graphics settings with G-Sync disabled.
Being able to get such a high FPS and having screen dukungan with a 240Hz refresh rate certainly makes the movement smoother and more responsif, but the FPS is quite volatile. For those who are more concerned with this, lowering the graphics quality and activating G-Sync is the solution that I think is the most suitable for stable FPS.
For kekinian AAA games titles, Alienware m15 R6 is able to get a very playable FPS even at high graphics settings. However, the 240Hz refresh rate can only be used maksimumly in older permainan or reduce the graphics quality if you don’t really care about it.
The presence of a 250Hz refresh rate as an pilihan for competitive gamers who need a high response rate is certainly an attraction in itself compared to not having it at all. Fortunately again Alienware m15 R6 thanks to the RTX 3060 is equipped with DLSS and G-Sync to provide a smooth and maksimal gaming pengalaman as desired.
One thing to catatan, both the CPU and GPU produce temperatures that are quite high in the kisaran of more than 90C when working intensively. During testing, I didn’t pengalaman any performnce degradation so it still feels safe.
However, it is possible that there will be throttling or a decrease in performnce if using the Alienware m15 R6 in a room that is also relatively hot. Of course, this also means that the netbook bodi feels quite hot, especially on the back and bottom.
In addition, the fan also spins quite fast with a sound tingkat that may be annoying for some people. But for myself, the fan noise is still quite understandable and is more like the sound of a strong wind than a shrill, ear-piercing tone.
The Alienware m15 R6 also has plenty of hot air exhaust vents, but most of it is expelled through the back. While on the left and right sides, the air that is released feels more like it just evaporates so it won’t bother your hands too much.
Turning to the matter of baterai life, the Alienware m15 R6 is equipped with a baterai with a capacity of 86 Whr which is also accompanied by Alienware Baterai Defender technology. For this segment, I don’t expect too much because gaming notebooks basically need a lot of power.
When tested using PCMark 8 in Creative model, this netbook managed to get a skor of 2 hours 15 minutes. This is a very reasonable number for a gaming netbook or a mainstream netbook because most of them are in the kisaran of only 2-3 hours.
As for cas, I need to wait for 2 hours for the baterai to be full again. Of course, the Alienware m15 R6 can only be carried for short meetings or other activities that are not too long.
Alienware m15 R6 by standar runs Windows 10 Home with several pre-installed applications such as McAfee, Alienware Center, Alienware Digital Delivery, and others. Not too much bloatware, but still some.
Although there is no fingerprint sensor on this netbook, it will still provide Windows Hello dukungan using a face scanner which I think is more practical. That way logging into Windows can be faster. For the quality of the kamera itself, it is better to use additional devices because it is still blurry and has a lot of noise, just like most notebooks.
Overall, the Alienware m15 R6 is a pretty interesting gaming netbook that brings powerful performnce in an eccentric desain that still looks minimalist. What is offered by the Alienware m15 R6 is focused on improving the gaming pengalaman.
However, Alienware m15 R6 also does not forget about general use because the keyboard and screen are very comfortable to work with. It’s just that it’s a shame the touchpad has a relatively small size.
The temperature of the hot components when working intensively is one of the main catatan. Its heavy weight also makes this netbook more suitable for use as a substitute for a desktop pc when you have to travel rather than as a portable perangkat that can be used anywhere.
But besides that, I think Alienware m15 R6 will be suitable for all jeniss of gamers who want a high-quality gaming pengalaman that spoils the eyes on the latest AAA permainan. The desain is also kekinian and unique which will definitely be different from other gaming notebooks.